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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

"Each load is different and each receiver is different." -Rod Hinz,
vice president

// Hinz Trucking serves clients such as
CertainTeed, Universal Forest Products and
Valmont Industries with its fleet of 90-plus trucks.

Flatbed Experts

NEBRASKA'S HINZ TRUCKING STRIVES TO TAKE
CARE OF ITS CUSTOMERS.
>HINZ TRUCKING INC.

BY ALAN DORICH

Hinz Trucking Inc. specializes in
flatbed trucking services, but it never
overlooks the importance of its connections with clients and employees. "We
can talk logistics all day, but in the end,
the key is what you have in a relationship [with them]," Vice President Rod
Hinz says.
He co-founded the Elm Creek, Neb.based company in 1985 with his father,
Dale Hinz, and his brothers, President
Todd Hinz and Secretary and Treasurer

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Scott Hinz. "We grew up farming and
the farm crisis kind of edged us out of it,"
Rod Hinz recalls.
The family hauled its own grain to
feed lots, which allowed it to easily
move into trucking as a grain hauler.
Over time, Hinz Trucking expanded its
markets and now regularly transports
irrigation equipment, lumber, coils and
plate steel.
The company also focuses on flatbeds,
which provides "the opportunity to be
in a niche that fit what we were best at,"

he recalls. "It also gave us the greatest
potential for income and revenue."
Flatbeds require drivers that can be
flexible. "Each load is different and each
receiver is different," he says, noting that
the destinations also can vary. "Sometimes you're in the middle of a field or
you're in a building site. It's certainly not
warehouse to warehouse."
Hinz Trucking operates a fleet of more
than 90 trucks, which includes special
edition model 567 Heritages from Pe-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Hinz Trucking Inc.
www.hinztrucking.com
2016 sales: $20 million
Headquarters: Elm Creek, Neb.
Employees: 120
Specialty: Flatbed trucking
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